What Are Fruit Flies?

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Fruit flies are small flies that feed on ripening or fermenting fruit, and some vegetables, in both their adult and larval stages. They hail from the Drosophilidae and Tephritidae families. They are native to warm regions of the world being commonly found in homes, restaurants, and supermarkets, with adults growing to be about an eighth of an inch long.
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Fruit Fly
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Diptera Family: Drosophilidae Genus: Drosophila Species: Drosophila melanogaster
Drosophila melanogaster has been introduced to every continent of the world with one exception, Antarctica. On other continents its range is limited only by mountain ranges, deserts, and high lattitudes. The natural range of D. melanogaster... More »
There are different types of fruit flies in different fly families. There are nearly 5,000 types of fruit flies. They are of major importance in agriculture. They usually feed on different types of plants.
Fruit flies are very tiny flies that are attracted to rotting foods, particularly fruit. You can kill them by buying specialized fruit fly repellent or sticky traps.
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